FM Kuleba calls on Eastern Partnership countries to enhance security, energy cooperation

FM Kuleba calls on Eastern Partnership countries to enhance security, energy cooperation


The Eastern Partnership countries should focus on the revival of energy cooperation, improvement in communication networks, development of the security component, and implementation of regional projects.

The relevant statement was made by Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Minister Dmytro Kuleba at the Eastern Partnership Foreign Affairs Ministerial meeting in Brussels, which was held without the participation of Belarus, an Ukrinform correspondent reports, referring to the Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Ministry.

The head of Ukrainian diplomacy stressed the importance of developing the security component of the partnership within the Eastern Partnership initiative.

“The Eastern Partnership countries should focus on addressing common challenges – countering hybrid warfare, disinformation, manipulation and foreign interference,” Kuleba said.

In his words, in order to deepen sectoral cooperation, it would be necessary to focus on the implementation of regional projects, improve communication networks and revive energy cooperation.

“The response to Russia’s use of energy supplies as a weapon should be to diversify energy supply routes, reduce dependence on Russian fossil fuels, switch to clean energy, fully synchronize Ukraine’s energy system with the ENTSO-E grid and integrate into European energy markets,” Kuleba noted.

He mentioned that Ukraine is actively developing renewable energy to become a supplier of clean hydrogen throughout Europe. Primarily, this refers to the implementation of Hydrogen Valleys in the Zakarpattia and Odesa regions.

Kuleba emphasized the need to integrate Ukrainian rail, road and inland waterways into the indicative maps of the Trans-European Transport Network.

The head of Ukrainian diplomacy confirmed Ukraine’s intention to sign the Regional Roaming Agreement, provided that its provisions are applied no earlier than six months after the end of martial law.

A reminder that Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Minister Dmytro Kuleba is paying a working visit to Brussels.


Related articles

PM to represent Moldova at Ukraine Recovery Conference
Prime Minister Dorin Recean on 11 June will participate in the Ukraine Recovery Conference, held in Berlin, Germany.
Bećirović: The declaration of the 'All-Serb Assembly' reincarnates the project of Greater Serbia
The Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denis Bećirović, believes that the All-Serb Assembly is a dangerous project of the Serbian President directly connected to Russia's attempts to destabilize Southeast Europe and divert attention from Russian aggression against Ukraine.
Turning Port of Constanta into main logistics hub at Black Sea, essential objective, says PM Ciolacu
Turning the Port of Constantia into the main logistic hub on the Black Sea is an essential objective for boosting regional resilience and with increased relevance at the time of launching Ukraine's reconstruction process, said on Wednesday, prime minister Marcel Ciolacu, who attended the opening of the event dubbed DP WORLD - 20 years of efficiency and innovation in Romania and also in the operationalisation of the new port infrastructure investment within the National Company Maritime Ports Administration SA Constanta.
Kuleba, Serbian foreign minister discuss both countries' EU integration
Foreign Ministers of Ukraine and Serbia, Dmytro Kuleba and Marko Đurić, discussed in Belgrade ways to develop bilateral cooperation and the integration of both countries into the EU.